Preparing for the Festive Season: A Style Guide

The upcoming festive season is one which is jam-packed with parties, events and special occasions. So, of course, you need to look and feel your best for every event you attend over the Christmas period! Luckily, with a few simple tips to follow, this is easier than ever. From finding the perfect outfit to the added extras to truly make your look sparkle, below are the essential areas you need to focus on this year. 

Dress to Impress

Whether you choose a sleek and simple jumpsuit for the office party, or you wear a mini skirt for a night out with the girls, what’s most important is how it makes you feel. Regardless of whether or not you love a particular style, if you don’t feel confident and comfortable in it, don’t wear it! There’s nothing more disheartening than feeling self-conscious throughout a party and wanting to hide away in a corner. To have you feeling and looking incredible, you can find beautiful plus size outfits or the perfect pair of relaxed jeans and boots from the comfort of your living room.

With that in mind, the festive season is a time for glitz and glamour, so don’t shy away from sequins and glitter! However, if this will make you feel like a Strictly Come Dancing contestant, why not opt for velvet instead? Velvet dresses are a luxurious addition to any wardrobe. Choose a rich, darker tone, such as navy or burgundy to wow everyone at the Christmas party.

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The Last-minute Gift Giver

Hello to my lovely readers and my apologies for not writing a post for a bit. Trying to balance working full-time/commuting 2 hours a day/being a mum/doing housework/writing a blog and setting up a business is definitely a challenge and I’m still getting used to using my time effectively. For now though, I am back with a brand new post and it’s all about the perfect service for those last-minute gift givers out there.

A couple of weeks ago it was Bob’s (my husband for those of you just tuning in) birthday and rather than buy him a crappy gift that he wouldn’t really want, I asked him outright for something he had his eye on. Cue a dash to the supermarket and my old friend Amazon, I purchased 2 bottles of whiskey and placed them ready in a gift bag. Makes me sound very thoughtless doesn’t it? but hold your horses! I then decided to get something a bit more personal but with limited time to do it, I knew I needed something with a quick turnaround service.

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Getting nursery ready with identitags

This week I returned to work full-time after a glorious 13 months of maternity leave. It came as quite the shock to the system but I survived the week and am now in the midst of 3 loads of washing as I write this. This week also saw Freya starting nursery 3 days a week and I can also confirm that she has enjoyed it thoroughly and is getting on well.

When it came to getting ready for nursery, we had the usual settling in sessions and I asked lot’s of questions. I got her a glamorous Pink Peppa Pig sparkly bag which she loves and started to prep her clothing. Now outfit wise I tend to send her in things I don’t mind getting dirty/ruined (lots of second-hand stuff) and same goes for her change of clothing as well. However when it came the bag, her outerwear and jumpers/cardigans, I would rather not lose anything so I wanted to ensure her name was thoroughly visible on them all.

Let me introduce identitags:

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